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SocialLadder: consumer engagement startup wins Phorum’s Demo Pit business

Apr. 24, 2014 8:30 am

SocialLadder: consumer engagement startup wins Phorum’s Demo Pit

Run by Raavi Iqbal and Alana Bly, the Rittenhouse Square startup allows businesses to offer deals to influential consumers.
Mark Cuban is a Biomeme investor [Startup Roundup] business

Apr. 23, 2014 10:30 am

Mark Cuban is a Biomeme investor [Startup Roundup]

Curalate launches analytics for Tumblr, two Philly startups place in a NYC business competition and Robin Hood Ventures and Investors Circle fund a LED module manufacturer.
When we invest in a company, we envision who will acquire it: Gil Beyda business

Apr. 17, 2014 10:37 am

When we invest in a company, we envision who will acquire it: Gil Beyda

"If we can't think of a company who will acquire this company, either we're not thinking hard enough or it's not right for venture capital," Beyda said at a venture capital-focused event organized by the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce and held at Venturef0rth.
Why it’s useful to have a staff with a wide age range: Zonoff CEO Mike Harris business

Apr. 17, 2014 9:30 am

Why it’s useful to have a staff with a wide age range: Zonoff CEO Mike Harris

Mike Harris's first startup was almost entirely made up of people in their mid-20s. It was "a crazy, chaotic and fun time," he wrote on the Philly Startup Leaders listserv, "but that's not the only way to build a startup."
Setvi, Beacon & Lively, IntroNet: startups we met at Entrepreneur Expo business

Apr. 16, 2014 10:30 am

Setvi, Beacon & Lively, IntroNet: startups we met at Entrepreneur Expo

At this year's Philly Startup Leaders Entrepreneur Expo, roughly 40 startups set up shop at the industrial 23rd Street Armory. Community strongholds like RJMetrics, Arcweb and PeopleLinx tabled, but there were also a handful of newer startups to the scene.
Entrepreneur Expo: Mayor Nutter tours 6th annual Startup Leaders event business

Apr. 14, 2014 11:30 am

Entrepreneur Expo: Mayor Nutter tours 6th annual Startup Leaders event

The point of the Entrepreneur Expo from Philly Startup Leaders is for entrepreneurs, largely with tech and Internet businesses, to get feedback on their early stage ventures from other founders
Failfest: what these entrepreneurs learned from business failures business

Apr. 10, 2014 1:00 pm

Failfest: what these entrepreneurs learned from business failures

To increase the risk profile of a region known better for slow growth than economic dynamism, the business community needs to get more comfortable with failure. Here are the lessons (and illustrations) from an event about just that.
OneTwoSee raises $1.3M from Robin Hood Ventures, MissionOG [roundup] business

Apr. 9, 2014 9:26 am

OneTwoSee raises $1.3M from Robin Hood Ventures, MissionOG [roundup]

Monetate appears to be preparing for its IPO with a new CFO, Zoe Selzer is now running Philadelphia University's entrepreneurship center and EdWeek is running a series on articles on Autism Expressed.
Rocking the suburbs: how the city’s boom will create regional balance business

Apr. 8, 2014 12:30 pm

Rocking the suburbs: how the city’s boom will create regional balance

Today's urban enthusiasm around tech entrepreneurship is a big change from the suburban dominated 1990s-era tech business boom here. Does that make today's city focus a trend or a trick?
These are the fascinating results from the first ever Philly tech CEO survey business

Apr. 7, 2014 12:30 pm

These are the fascinating results from the first ever Philly tech CEO survey

What is the greatest regional success for IT business in the last five years? What is the region's identity for tech startups? These and other questions headlined the first tech startup CEO survey, led by Technical.ly Philly in partnership with the Center City District